Meet the Author of "Carter G. Woodson in Washington, D.C.: The Father of Black History" Pero G. Dagbovie

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Date: December 5, 2014
Contact: Nate Adams, 202-619-7158

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Carter G. Woodson National Historic SiteNews Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2014
Contact: Nate Adams, 202-619-7158

Meet the Author of "Carter G. Woodson in Washington, D.C.: The Father of Black History" – Pero G. Dagbovie 

WASHINGTON –Join the National Park Service for a book discussion and reading of Pero G. Dagbovie’s, new book, "Carter G. Woodson in Washington, D.C.: The Father of Black History." The event isSaturday, December 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.at 1318 Vermont Ave. NW, the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House.

The study of Black History has its roots firmly planted at 1538 9th Street N.W.,—once the office and home of the renowned historian, author and preservationist Carter G. Woodson. Dagbovie, professor of African American history at Michigan State University, unravels Woodson’s intricate personality and traces his relationship to his home, the Shaw neighborhood, and the District of Columbia.

The book discussion and reading will be followed by a meet and greet with the author. Dagbovie will sign copies of the book, which is available for purchase in the site’s gift shop. Dagbovie is also the author of "Willing to Sacrifice" the Historic Resource Study for the Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visitwww.nps.gov/cawo.

 



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